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#16 SLBunge

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:13 PM

I can't find a decent shot of the bar at the Holler House in Milwaukee.  Lots of photos of the downstairs bowling lanes.

 

I like Nye's here in Minneapolis.

 

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It's actually two bars.  The photo on the upper right is the bar in the dining room near the piano bar.  The lower left is the polka bar in an adjacent room.  It can be irritating at times when young drunks clog the place but there are lots of non-ironic families who eat, drink, and dance together.


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#17 GordonCooks

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:17 PM

I've spent a few late afternoons at Pete's on Irving Place. It's the typical neighborhood dive bar but I like it.


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#18 SLBunge

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:31 PM

Spent a few nights eating chicchetti and drinking wine at the reasonably well known Cantinone Gia Shiavi in Venice.  No  barstools.

 

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

WXOU on Hudson street.  Wonderful light on Saturday afternoons.

 

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:10 PM

Donohues in midtown Manhattan.  A little jewelbox from the early 1950s.

 

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"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.

"once the penis came out, there was discussions as to why we didn't order the testicles" - Daniel describing a meal in China

#21 joethefoodie

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:10 PM

Spent a few nights eating chicchetti and drinking wine at the reasonably well known Cantinone Gia Shiavi in Venice.  No  barstools.

 

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It's been years, but great place.

 

Nye's in Minneapolis - that building is very cool.



#22 Lex

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

Bait and Tackle in Red Hook.  A treasure trove of of carefully collected kitsch. We went last July 4th.  The place was deserted except for the bartender.  He poured us a couple of cold ones and after about 15 minutes he said "Hey, I've got to run out for a little while.  Could you watch the place?"

 

"Sure.  No problem."  This marked a new high for me in casual bar management.

 

Of course we did watch the place and took time to take lots of pictures.  Behold the wonders of RHB&T.

 


"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.

"once the penis came out, there was discussions as to why we didn't order the testicles" - Daniel describing a meal in China

#23 joethefoodie

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:21 PM

This place was great, hidden in a little alleyway in North Beach...

 

 

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:26 PM

I notice you favor pink lighting and pink marble. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

 

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#25 Wilfrid

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

I've spent a few late afternoons at Pete's on Irving Place. It's the typical neighborhood dive bar but I like it.

 

Probably New York's oldest continuously operating fully licensed bar.  Usually a lot busier than this:

 

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#26 Daisy

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:40 PM

A lovely space, but you eat at Pete's at your peril.

 

This is a great topic, and thinking about it I realized that all the bars I regard with special fondness: Red Cat, Highlands, Odeon, Rules, the place on Calle Gagos around the corner from my sister's place in Sevilla--are in/attached to restaurants. I'm such a girl.

 

When I was in my twenties there was a place on Second Avenue and 13th, called Nightingales, long defunct, and in a space that is now no doubt an NYU bro hangout. My husband and I loved it, it was a real neighborhood place bustling with locals: artists, writers, musicians, the famous movie actor who favored transsexuals........


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#27 Wilfrid

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:43 PM

Nightingale's is not so long defunct, but it transformed itself into a boring lounge quite a few years ago (retaining the name).  That's the bar where I saw the Fleshtones concert which climaxed with the band leaving the bar, still playing, climbing into a cab outside, driving round the block, and re-entering the bar--still playing--to finish the song.

 

ETA: Still there.  I thought it had closed.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:45 PM

Back in the day:

 

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:49 PM

The oldest bar on Staten Island, Liedy's Shore Inn.  Tranquil in the daytime: not a place to be stepping on anyone's feet after dark.

 

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#30 Daisy

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:50 PM

Wow, I'm stunned it's still around. But as you said same name but not the same bar.

 

I'm also remembering we used to put in a fair amount of time in Puffy's when that neighborhood was the Wild West. But I haven't been in there in years. And talk about bare bones.


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